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Jalur Rempah (Spice Trail) at Jakarta's Museum Nasional Indonesia Jalur Rempah (Spice Trail) at Jakarta’s Museum Nasional Indonesia

News from the region: Indonesia

Jakarta’s Museum Nasional Indonesia mounted a Jalur Rempah (Spice Trail) exhibition in late October to show how spices had changed the entire history of the Indonesian archipelago. A video first qualified the use of ‘Silk Road’, pointing out that many commodities were traded and spices were as precious as silk and more voluminous.

 

17th November 2015

Yoga expert James Mallinson to travel to world’s largest religious festival with actor and friend Dominic West for BBC Four documentary

Dr James Mallinson, SOAS’ resident Yoga expert and lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies, is appearing in a BBC Four documentary (Tuesday 8 September, 10pm) alongside his lifelong friend, acclaimed actor Dominic West (The Wire; BBC’s The Hour), as the two undertake a pilgrimage to the world’s largest religious and human festival, Kumbh Mela.

7th September 2015

Student Study Trip to Paris 2015 Student Study Trip to Paris 2015

In May 2015 Ashley Thompson, Christian Luczanits and Simone Green led 10 MA students from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology on a fantastic exploration of Southeast Asian art museum and archival research collections in Paris.

31st May 2015

Tribute to Christopher H. B. Reynolds

The School regrets to announce that Dr Christopher Reynolds, a decorated scholar who pioneered the study of the culture and languages of Sri Lanka and established unprecedented cultural and knowledge exchange between the School and the country, died on 3 April 2015 at the age of 92.

5th May 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives.’ DEADLINE: 15 March 2015.

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS invites papers for a symposium entitled ‘The Emergence of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia: Southeast Asian Perspectives’ on July 3 2015. Abstracts of 150-200 words, as well as questions and expressions of interest, should be sent to: sg74@soas.ac.uk and at50@soas.ac.uk. 

16th February 2015

SOAS programme trains future leaders of Bangladesh

Six promising young leaders from Bangladesh are currently resident at SOAS as they have been selected to take part in the pilot year of the School’s Future Leaders of Bangladesh programme – a bespoke three week course developed by academics Mr Sham Qayyum and Professor Werner Menski in conjunction with the School’s Research and Enterprise Office.

12th February 2015

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